10g Guppy Tank

Little John

Member
I have 3 guppies in a 10 gallon could I add 1 or 2 more fish that are not guppies?
 

RainBetta

Member
It depends... what other fish are you thinking of?
 
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Little John

Member
a platy or snails or some shrimp.
 

RainBetta

Member
Little John said:
a platy or snails or some shrimp.
No on the platy... I've had issues with cross breeding. Ghost shrimp or AmanI shrimp are perfect, same with a snail or two!!!
 

wrs2

Member
Platies and Guppies are two different families. They can't crossbreed. Maybe you had a Molly that you thought was a Platy?
 

RainBetta

Member
Oops! So
wrs2 said:
Platies and Guppies are two different families. they can't crossbreed. Maybe you had a Molly that you thought was a Platy?
Oops! I wrote platy but was thinking molly!!! Lol
 
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Little John

Member
so would a few platys work
 

wrs2

Member
I would get more than 1 Ghost Shrimp. I got 10 and within a week I was down to 3. I don't think that they are all that hardy as a lot of times they are breed for food instead of pets.
BUT the ones I have are awesome! They eat all the extra food, I bought 10 feeder guppies and they all ended up dying over night, and guess what? The three shrimp ate them! They are such a great cleaning crew!
 

Scott Lehmann

Member
Just keep in mind if you have a male and female guppie chances are your going to get fry they breed like crazy
 

RainBetta

Member
wrs2 said:
I would get more than 1 Ghost Shrimp. I got 10 and within a week I was down to 3. I don't think that they are all that hardy as a lot of times they are breed for food instead of pets.
BUT the ones I have are awesome! They eat all the extra food, I bought 10 feeder guppies and they all ended up dying over night, and guess what? The three shrimp ate them! They are such a great cleaning crew!
Oh! Some of my GS have lasted for about 2 years! At my LFS they are even labeled as "feeder shrimp (ghost shrimp)"
 

wrs2

Member
I have 3 that are doing great, but they are so poorly bred that a big quantity of them won't last long.
 

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